What we're about

This is the official Meetup group for the SME Virtual Network!

Our mission is to energize, mobilize and engage the global engineering and manufacturing community by bringing together industry, researchers, professionals and students to solve shared problems and relentlessly work to shrink the skills gap.

We embrace the accessibility and connectivity of the Internet to launch immersive virtual events, unique learning experiences and always-on conversations.

Join us today!

The SME Virtual Network is a volunteer-led program supported by SME (formerly the Society of Manufacturing Engineers). Read more about SME at http://www.sme.org .

Even if you are not currently a member of SME, you are most welcome to join our group! Most of our events will be open to the public and free-of-charge.

If you feel that you are receiving value from our events, please consider joining as an SME member. SME membership options are listed here: http://www.sme.org/join .

To keep participation in the SME Virtual Network fruitful, productive, rewarding and as welcoming as possible, please make sure to review out Participation Guidelines here: https://github.com/smevirtual/community-guidelines .

Upcoming events (2)

Python for Data Science Workshop - BETA

SME Virtual Network YouTube Channel

NOTE: This workshop is in Beta. Workshop Dates: -> DAY 1 Friday, January 25, 2018 (3-1/2 hours) 2:00 pm CST - 5:30 pm CST 3:00 pm EST - 6:30 pm EST -> DAY 2 Saturday, January 26, 2018 (3-1/2 hours) 11:00 pm CST - 2:30 pm CST 12:00 pm EST - 3:30 pm EST -> DAY 3 Sunday, January 27, 2018 (3-1/2 hours) 11:00 pm CST - 2:30 pm CST 12:00 pm EST - 3:30 pm EST We run this workshop two times a year. Why You Should Attend: Data is the currency of a modern factory. Working with, analyzing and extracting data is not trivial, however. That is where data science (and the applied field of data analytics) comes in. Data scientists and data analysts are in short supply in manufacturing. Therefore, there has never been a better time to approach this invaluable topic. Python is an extremely powerful and popular language for data science work. We will be working with Python and its host of third-party packages and libraries to analyze and solve some common data science problems that you might find in an industrial setting. What You Will Need: This workshop assumes a working knowledge of some common data science topics (i.e. statistics and machine learning). Additionally, some programming experience in Python or a similar language would be helpful. Please watch the "Setting Up Python on Your Computer" video here: https://youtu.be/fqghaiBrVdw. All of the software that you need is free and open-source. About Your Workshop Instructor: Adam Cook is a systems engineer with a mechanical engineering degree from Purdue University West Lafayette. He has over two decades of experience in designing complex mechatronic systems, manufacturing equipment and developing custom industrial software. Adam is an advocate of increased programming education for engineers and manufacturers and is hoping to encourage more open-source software activity in the manufacturing field. Adam is also part of the SME DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth) Chapter Transition Committee and he is also part of the Leadership Team for the SME Virtual Network. Adam Cook is Chief Technical Officer at Alliedstrand. What You Will Learn: * Brief essentials of Python programing * Numerical Analysis and Data Visualization with NumPy and Matplotlib * Data Wrangling and Analysis with Pandas

Python Foundations Certificate Workshop @ UNT Denton

University of North Texas Discovery Park

Please ONLY RSVP if you intend to participate in the physical workshop on the UNT Denton campus. The workshop will be live-streamed publicly on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/smevirtual) for those who cannot make the physical workshop. You do not need to RSVP if you will be watching the YouTube live-stream. Workshop Dates: -> DAY 1 (5 hours) Friday, February 1,[masked]:00 pm CST - 8:00 pm CST 4:00 pm EST - 9:00 pm EST -> DAY 2 (5 hours) Saturday, February 2,[masked]:00 pm CST - 4:00 pm CST 12:00 pm EST - 5:00 pm EST -> DAY 3 (5 hours) Sunday, February 3,[masked]:00 pm CST - 4:00 pm CST 12:00 pm EST - 5:00 pm EST The workshop details can be found here: https://smevirtual.com/training/python-foundations/ About Your Workshop Instructor: Adam Cook is a systems engineer with a mechanical engineering degree from Purdue University West Lafayette. He has over two decades of experience in designing complex mechatronic systems, manufacturing equipment and developing custom industrial software. Adam is an advocate of increased programming education for engineers and manufacturers and is hoping to encourage more open-source software activity in the manufacturing field. Adam is also part of the SME DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth) Chapter Transition Committee and he is also part of the Leadership Team for the SME Virtual Network. Adam Cook is Chief Technical Officer at Alliedstrand.

Past events (4)

Aperte Project (Web Application Development Process) - Session 1

SME Virtual Network YouTube Channel

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